2019 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class

Thursday, May 9 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a biennial event that brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss important issues facing individuals and their communities.

The 2019 program focuses on Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class. The decade since the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession has seen changes in the ways to achieve and maintain a middle class life. For some Americans, the traditional paths—attending college, buying a home, and saving for retirement—may be out of reach, or may never have been enough to guarantee financial security.

Join us May 9-10 in Washington, DC to explore the latest research on strategies to renew the promise of the middle class including:

  • emerging trends in education, labor practices, entrepreneurship, housing, credit, wealth, and indebtedness;
  • policy innovations and legacies that either encourage or discourage the creation of an inclusive middle class;
  • actions by individuals and institutions, including governments, financial institutions, community groups, businesses and non-profits, to create new and enduring paths to the middle class.

Hear from Federal Reserve leaders and other experts. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jerome Powell, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Lael Brainard, Governor, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

For more information on the conference, including a complete agenda, click here.

The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is sponsored by the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.